It’s encouraging to see different groups working together in Rhode Island, taking a stand for religious freedoms and moral values. I believe, along with many others, that we have a large group of values voters here in the Ocean State that only needs to be awakened to have an impact. The average church-goer longs for a common-sense morality. You might even say that we are on the verge of having our own “woke” movement!
Concerns that are causing people to awaken include the extreme lack of morals and family values in our schools, institutions and especially in our State House. This void is felt, and God is using it to bring people together.
Family Policy Alliance is part of a Pro-Life Coalition made up of Roman Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and various family agencies. We’re actively supporting pregnancy resource centers and other ministries, including adoption and foster care services.
Beyond the life issue, we are working with MTN, a group that specializes in equipping churches. We will be hosting a Bible Gender & Sexuality seminar on April 24-25. This issue is greatly impacting our families and our schools. Churches struggle with applying the gospel to the sexual issues of the day, including transgenderism.
Our main speakers will be J. Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary, and Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. There will also be various breakout sessions for youth pastors, children workers, counselors and teachers. Our goal is to equip church leaders and workers to share the love of Christ without compromising the gospel’s eternal values. We want to love the sinner but not the sin. You can save with early registration here.
One more point of encouragement is that Rhode Island has more spiritually and morally conservative legislators than you think. Family Policy Alliance has been helping to support and resource them.
As I close let me challenge you to:
- Pray that God would give us godly leaders. God will give His people the type of leaders they really want! Let’s REALLY want them and PRAY!
- Consider running for office in the party of your choosing. Pray Isaiah’s prayer: “Here I am Lord. SEND ME!”
- Be an active part of a movement that makes RI a place where God is Honored, Religious Freedom Flourishes, Families Thrive and Live is Cherished!